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Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm PDT
in syria are doing what they can to help the wounded after an attack in the city of aleppo. at least three powerful explosions ripped through the center of the commercial capital. they killed more than 30 people. state run tv reports explosions occurred near an officer's club in the northern city. opposition forces are claiming responsibility. they say they used the car bombings to target officers and militias loyal to president bashar al assad. the free syrian army renewed its offensive last week in an effort to win control of aleppo. government forces responded with air strikes. a free syrian army said they mobilized 30,000 troops and 2,000 tanks for the battle. rebel fighters plan to carry out more simultaneous bombing attacks on the military. >>> plummeting value of iran's currency has triggered rare street clashes in the capital tehran. the protests jai alai growing public frustration with the government. scores of protesters clashed with riot police in the city's main bazaar on wednesday. they demanded the government stop the rial's plunge. it lost 70% of the value in the last year s
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Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm PDT
people are dead in the syrian city of aleppo after a suicide bombing in the government controlled part of the city. >> aleoppo has been a major battleground. the two sides seemed to be deadlocked. >> crate a huge amount of explosives was used in this attack. months of warfare have reduced the once magnificent buildings in the square to ruins. wednesday's explosions ripped through a military office club and a hotel. it is caught most of those killed were government soldiers. -- thought most of those killed were government soldiers. >> we condemn these crimes and we contain the nation's plotting against us to support the terrorists. >> ralph forces suspected of carrying out the attack announced last week a new offensive aimed at retaking the city. these images from tuesday's show clashes between government forces and rebels in the city. the rebels are seeking to advanced street by street from the east. the army has control of the west. neither side appears to have made significant gains. president bashar al-assad is said to have ordered thousands of reinforcements to aleppo. >> a mortar
PBS
Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm PDT
has been transported to hospital in the city. at first he closes himself off to the japanese, but tender care from a japanese nurse has his resolve. eventually the two fall in love. the idea for the musical was hatched after a russian gold coin that is more than 100 years old was discovered. the coin was found on the grounds of a hospital where russian prisoners of war were treated. engraved on the coin are the names of a japanese woman and a russian man. research proved these people existed. the woman was a japanese nurse. the man a soldier from russia. the coin appears to be a piece of love between the two. the japanese set of prisoner of war camps during the war. some inmates were free to sickle in the city and bathe in local hot springs because of the locals kind treatment, the prisoners flourished. the actor who plays nicolai visits a russian cemetery before sitting out for moscow. >> translator: the people who are resting here wanted to return to their homeland but could not. they must have felt very sad. i came here to tell them that we would help fulfill their yearnin
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm PDT
students and a former were buried alive. the city was struck by an earthquake last month that killed more than 80 people. the quake may have loosened the ground where the land slide occurred. china is currently in the middle of an eight day holiday period that began with national foundation day. the elementary school stayed open to make up for days missed after the quake. >>> the international group of hackers has leaked some 120,000 bits of university it claims was stolen from universities. the hacker claims it broke into the systems at 100 major universities and posted personal information on a website. the data stolen from the university of tokyo may contain e-mail of staff members. they school admits it's found indications of outside intrusion sp into its system and says some e-mail arsddresses were leaked. >>> it has been bringing some heavy rain down for the last several days as it's lingered here. it's looking like lit be heading into an easterly direction toward vietnam where it's expected to make landfall. it's moving very slowly at the moment. the winds are at 72 kilometers an h
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00pm PDT
of the inland city of chongqing. he was expected to join the party's top brass this year, but a series of incidents led to his downfall. his former aide temporarily pled to the u.s. consulate in february. officials cited bo for violating party discipline. they suspended him from the post he held in the political bureau. then in july, police charged bo's wife gu kailai and her aide with murdering british businessman neil haywood. a chinese court handed her a suspended death sentence in august. bo's abuse of power allegation is tied to the role he played in the haywood case. >>> making a decision on bo's future frees up chinese leaders to focus on their transition of power. delegates from across the country will convene in beijing to attend november's congress. the meeting happens every five years. delegates to the 18th congress of the chinese communist party are expected to approve new policies. they will also appoint the next generation of party leaders. vice president xi jinping is slated to succeed hu jintao and assume the top post of general secretary of the communist party. analyst
PBS
Oct 4, 2012 6:30pm PDT
for reconciliation and will be working for all the citizens of the city. >> survivors find that hard to believe. >> just a thought of someone becoming mayor who is in part responsible for those events leaves me speechless. >> at the side of the worst european atrocities since world war ii, many serbs deny what international courts have ruled a genocide. >> what genocide? that was not genocide. it was civil war. >> 17 years on, many survivors say the election outcome could silence the bosnian muslim voice of srebrenica. >> coming up on the good news for passengers who missed their flights. >> first, some stories in the headlines. hong kong has paid tribute to the 38 victims of monday's collision between the ferryboat and the other boat. they observed three minutes of silence. officials held a memorial service. the accident was hong kong's worst maritime disaster in decades. >> this year apostate of german unity was celebrated as far -- this year's de of german unity -- day of german unity was celebrated as far away as brazil. in 2013, germany and brazil aim to deepen ties. >> tourists in rome wi
PBS
Sep 27, 2012 6:30pm PDT
. >> a severe storm in northern england has caused flooding in several cities. houses collapsed, and cars were destroyed as flooding hit urban areas. authorities say at least two people were killed. some villages in scotland were also under water. it is one of the most important events of its kind in the world. the paris motor show, and this year, it is taking place as the car industry struggles with overcapacity and a drop in demand in the ailing eurozone. >> even so, there are plenty of highlights on display, and our reporter in paris has this sneak preview. >> it may be the most spectacular car displayed by the volkswagen group in paris, but the golf 7 is the most important and could be the star of the show. it uses just 3 liters of petrol per 100 kilometers and uses technology meaning its parts can be used in other models, which keeps costs down. vw also hopes to whether the euro crisis by focusing on other markets. >> we think 2013 could be challenging, but the world does not just consist of europe. there is also china, russia, india, and south america. and let's not forget the united sta
PBS
Sep 27, 2012 7:00pm PDT
japanese products and destroy japanese cars parked on city streets. >>> vietnam and other southeast asian economies are in line to benefit from the tensions. >> reporter: members of the commerce and industry have visited capital this week. the group is headed by the chairman. they have meetings with vietnam's minister of industry and trade and the representative of the chairman of commerce. the goal is to expand their business in the country. following the recent japan protest he's growing anxious about china. employees with their own business were to remain inside their hotel. >> translator: i cannot easily dispel my risks about operating in china. it made me think we should start considering moving our business somewhere else. >> reporter: vietnam has been trying to end foreign problems. the timing couldn't be better for vietnam. >> translator: the people have positive feelings about japan. they are facing problems but we don't have to worry. in that sense there's no mental stress. >> reporter: east asian countries look impressive. >>> spanish leaders are poised to make stringent cuts i
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Sep 28, 2012 6:30pm PDT
offensive in the northern city of aleppo against troops loyal to president assad. i'd still rage as the government continues its onslaught on rebel strongholds -- fights still rage. >> more than 80 african migrants ran into trouble. they were arrested by italian authorities and are to be transferred to detention center. >> the communist party has expelled one of its former rising stars, ordered to face a number of charges including abuses of power, taking bribes, and improper sexual relations. he was convicted of murdering a british businessman. now to that formula one racing news. mercedes has signed lewis hamilton from mclaren to replace former champion michael schumacher. >> the 2008 f1 champion has signed a lucrative deal with mercedes. >> the racing future of the 43- year-old schumacher is uncertain. >> since his comeback, schumacher has not won a single race. in nearly three years, he has been on the podium only ones. even within the team, his rival has outperformed him. criticism of the 43-year-old's kraft has been mounting. he frequently makes mistakes. now, he is finishe
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
are contradicted within hours. the think tank commandos and gucci guerrillas populated city. it reminds me of the genius of norman schwarzkopf, another army general who did lead the troops into a successful venture and try and in the persian gulf war -- triumphed in the persian gulf war. he was getting all this praise from fawning flatteries. he said, no, it does not take courage to order men into battle. it takes courage to go into battle. what we're talking about -- >> no, we are -- the israelis are not asking the u.s. to go to war. they are simply saying that if you are not interested in doing this, and we understand that, let us fight our own war because of our lives are at stake. >> i heard a different speech than you did. >> no, netanyahu said explicitly that great powers don't have a moral right if they will draw a red line of giving israel the red light. -- if they won't draw a red line of giving israel the red light. are you denying that the administration put enormous pressure on israel to do nothing? >> we have agreements with them, and then there's of retaliation -- >> they hav
PBS
Oct 2, 2012 6:30pm PDT
their grip on a city there. >> the southern port was the last urban stronghold of the islamist militia which made what it called a tactical retreat over the weekend. the al qaeda-linked militants were driven out of the capital last year and continue to control parts of southern somalia. finally, the world's biggest brief is in even worse shape than thought. a new study shows of st.'s great barrier week -- great barrier reef has lost over half its coral in just a single generation. >> this trillion institution of marine science says the pace of damages kicking up. cyclones of predatory starfish are the main causes along with: gas shipments and global warming. >> coral reefs provide the breeding ground for countless species of fish. the great barrier reef is no exception. commercial fishing is now mostly banned across much of the area. three 6 cents more than 2,600 kilometers along the us trillion coast. the northern part of the refinements largely intact. it is the southern part scientists are worried about. severe storms are said to have cost nearly 50 percent -- said to have caused nearly 5
PBS
Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
,000 live in the largest city dubai and they shep daily commodities home across the parisian golf and many are going to banks to exchange the reals for dollars and some money changers have stopped accepting the currency. one trader says he will have to stop exporting to iran. a spokesperson for the iranian chamber of commerce says businesses in dubai with getting one third of previous prices. >> they are not getting any money out of iran for the goods that they are sending. they stop sending goods. therefore they have to reduce their businesses. >> he says the real's continued fall seems inevitable. >>> japan may not expand a currency swap agreement with south korea as tension mounts between the two countries. that's if south korea does not make a request. the deadline for deciding on an extension comes at the end of this month. an official of japan's finance ministry said at this point no requests for the extension of the currency arrangement has come from south korea. the two nations raised the amount from $13 billion to 70 billion last october. the deal was set to prevent a decline in s
PBS
Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
... while bulgaria welcomes westernization, traditional ways persist. leaving the cities, we find a land steeped in history, from time-warp villages and donkey carts to fortified monasteries. [ children's choir singing ] high in the mountains 70 miles south of sofia, the rila monastery is the country's revered national treasure. it's a formidable fortress on the outside... a spiritual sanctuary on the inside. [ singing continues ] monasteries were built on remote and holy sights throughout bulgaria. dating from the 10th century, the rila monastery survives, but just barely. a handful of monks keep the flame alive. this 14th-century bell tower, the only part of the original monastery to survive a 19th-century fire, served as a final refuge during attacks. [ rhythmic clacking ] a drumming priest invites pilgrims, both orthodox and tourists, to the daily mass. through the country's medieval glory days, tsars made lavish gifts to rila, and for centuries, top artists made theircontributions. 19th-century frescoes show important portraits. here's saint ivan of rilski, who founded rila in 927..
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